Explore Careers

When talking about majors, careers will almost always be part of the discussion. Some students choose a major and then figure out a preferred career. Others decide on a career first and then figure out a major. This page provides an assortment of helpful and relevant resources pertaining to career exploration.

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CAREER CENTER

The Center for Career Development provides programs and experiences that promote self-awareness and engagement as students identify a course of study and pursue opportunities beyond graduation.

 

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MAJORS TO CAREERS

How do majors translate to the real world? The Center for Career Development created guides that highlight options for you while a student as well as after graduation.

 

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MORE MAJORS TO CAREERS

whatcanidowiththismajor.com is a resource published by the University of Tennessee that contains links to popular careers and industries by major. It's not exactly UConn specific, but most majors overlap and there's a lot of detail here.

Visit "What Can I Do With This Major?"

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UCONN CAREER PLANNER

Each person has their own career plan; there is not one prescribed path for everyone to take. The Career Planner provides the starting point for you to explore your career goals.

 

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ASSESSMENTS

Taking a career assessment can get you on the right track. It might not necessarily pinpoint your exact career, but it can help get the ball rolling.

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GET EXPERIENCE

Real world, hands-on experiences are so important in exploring majors/careers. Examples include shadowing, internships, and co-ops.

 

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O*NET ONLINE

O*NET includes a database containing hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. The database is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation.

Visit O*Net Online

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BLS.GOV

BLS.gov contains a comprehensive resource, the Occupational Outlook Handbook. This online tool contains information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlooks for hundreds of occupations.

 

Visit BLS.gov